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Weir, DeLaet look to end 60-year Canadian drought

Canada's Mike Weir, of Canada, poses for a selfie with Kaylee Chin, left, and Maya Cunningham, center, during the pro-am event at the Canadian Open golf championship Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Royal Montreal golf club in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL (AP) — Mike Weir was well aware that it has been 60 years since a Canadian won the Canadian Open.

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Majka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PLA D’ADET, France (AP) — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna.

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Review: ‘Lucy’ won’t stretch your brain capacity

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?

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5 Things to know about the Tour de France Stage 17

PLA D’ADET, France (AP) — Four massive Pyrenean mountains featured in Wednesday’s Stage 17 of the Tour de France, won by Poland’s Rafal Majka.

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IOC: no final decision on meeting in Sochi

FILE- In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation (IJF), looks on at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia, after he was elected as president of SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. Sochi has been selected to host a major sports convention next year, despite global criticism of Russia following the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, announced Tuesday that it would take its annual convention in 2015 to Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Games. SportAccord President Marius Vizer says Sochi is "a city that demonstrated its passion for sport and capability through the successful organization of the Winter Olympic Games."The meeting will be held in April or May. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says no final decision has been made on holding an executive board meeting next year in Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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